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Assault Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgetown, TX

Assault, domestic or otherwise, is no small matter. Bodily harm or offense against another person—or even the threat of such harm—can have serious repercussions for the victim's physical, mental, and emotional health. For an individual who has been accused of such crimes, the repercussions can be especially damaging, including fines upward of $500 and/or serious jail time. Needless to say, a person who is wrongly accused faces the possibility of severe punishment for a serious crime that he or she did not commit.

In the Georgetown, TX area, the criminal defense lawyers of Hines, Ranc & Holub are passionate about defending and providing free legal advice to those who are faced with accusations of such serious offenses.

How Is Assault Defined and What Are the Penalties?

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In the state of Texas, there are two primary kinds of assault: simple assault and aggravated assault. If the assault is committed by a blood relative, spouse, ex-spouse, or long-term significant other, it's generally considered a case of domestic assault.

Simple assault is defined as when an individual knowingly and recklessly causes bodily injury to a person, threatens bodily injury, or has some physical contact with an individual that the person feels is offensive or provocative in some way. Aggravated assault, on the other hand, involves knowingly causing a more serious level of bodily harm and/or using or displaying a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime (including while threatening someone or performing an offensive act).

The penalties for simple assault in Texas range from a relatively small fine (up to $500 for a class C misdemeanor) to 2 to 20 years of jail time and/or a $4,000 fine (for a class A misdemeanor). For aggravated assault, Texans face penalties from up to a year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine (for a class A misdemeanor) all the way to 100 years in prison and a $10,000 fine (for a first-degree felony charge)

In addition to fines and jail time, those found guilty of assault may be required to pay some amount of restitution to the victim(s) of the assault. This can include reimbursement for medical bills, payment for counseling, and/or the repair or replacement of damaged personal property.

Defend Yourself Against Accusations with an Experienced Assault Lawyer from Hines, Ranc & Holub

If you live in the Georgetown, TX area and have been accused of assault, you're going to want to make sure you have a strong defense team at your back. With a criminal defense attorney from Hines, Ranc & Holub, you can rest assured that your case will be treated with the utmost professionalism and seriousness. Our expert legal advice and strong experience in assault cases will help you build the best possible defense against accusations of bodily harm.

To learn more about what we do or schedule a free criminal lawyer consultation, fill out our contact form or call us today at (512) 472-6565.

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